Hearts and flowers

News from shropshirestar.com:

Not flowers and chocolates again! Surely the way to a green-fingered person’s heart on Valentine’s Day is to make the most of the great outdoors, do some spectacular planting and wallow in luxury at the end of a hard day’s digging.

There’s an abundance of romantic gifts for the gardener, from a simple heart-shaped garden ornament to wonderful hampers of luxurious, sweetly scented organic products to wash away the toil of the day.

Think beyond the box of chocolates to items which will bring pleasure for years to come.

Award-winning rose grower David Austin has a stunning container gift rose collection, for instance, which can be ordered to arrive on a specific date. Each rose arrives in a gift box, decorated with a rose print.

Among the gems in the collection is the St Swithun, a beautiful English climbing rose which produces large, saucer-shaped blooms in a romantic shade of pure pink blush, with a strong myrrh fragrance. The containerised roses come in 6ltr pots (£24.95 including standard delivery, www.davidaustinroses.com, phone 01902 376 300).

If your loved one is inspired by other people’s gardens, or simply enjoys a romant……………. continues on shropshirestar.com

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